Bunkyo University Japanese Drum Club KAEDEMusic Performance
Hello, we are Bunkyo University Japanese Drum Club KAEDE. Normally, our group is taiko drumming mainly in Chigasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. This is our first time to participate at the Honolulu Festival. We are hoping to perform our passionate taiko drumming to entertain people in Hawaii!
Ryushiranbu is about great Japanese culture! Japanese clothing! Heart of harmony! Japanese spirit! The members will be performing stage combat and Japanese fashion show. Costumes provided by Kirei Koubou Anraku Kiwa
We are the group of Gindokan. Our shigin (a performance of reciting Japanese poem) has a history of 60 years. The Gindokan was founded in Nihonbashi Hamacho, Japan which we held the shigin competition for 4 times at Meiji-za. There are a total of 60 Gindokan branches from Sendai to Shizuoka Prefecture. All of the members are chanting the heart of Japan in an honest and refreshing
All Japan Gymnastics of Health Study AssociationDance/Performance
We are a calisthenics club from Shizuoka with international branches. We aim to achieve lifelong health through calisthenics. This is our 5th time in Hawaii, and we will perform with members from our Hawaii and Brazil branches this year.
Mie University & Iga Ninja”RAIDO” & Mie PrefectureCraft/Demonstration
We will be promoting the history of the Ninja and its culture as well as the tourism of Mie Prefecture through our Iga Ninja”RAIDO” performance.
Please enjoy watching social dance which adopted the Japanese essence of “Shonan Kabuki” by the instructors, Shugo Takahashi and Yumiko Suzuki from NOEMIY Social Dance International.
Ashikaga-City promotion teamTraditional Performance
Yoroi Gyouretsu (samurai armor parade) is a traditional event of Ashikaga, Tochigi, which began in 1915 and this year marked the 102th anniversary. Every year, approximately 300 Ashikaga citizens will be dressed up as Bando warrior and parade around the city in the night of Setsubun (day before the beginning of spring). Also, the ceremony called “Tsuinashiki” will be held at the national treasure Banna-ji, where people throw soy beans to drive out evil spirits.
Hello everybody! We are studio FX. We are very pleased participate at the Honolulu Festival for our 10th anniversary, but we are feeling nervous at the same time. We would like to enjoy the festival through our dance music with people from various countries.
Alohappy ! – We are Japanese Regional Characters – HonuppiOther Sponsors
Kota and Honuppi are back again in Honolulu to deliver “The Treasure in our Heart”! We will perform our official song with dance on the stage. We also look forward to seeing all of you ohana at the parade!
Kagoshima Ohara-bushi Dance GroupTraditional Performance
We are a dance group consisted of members of JTB-Affiliated Ryokans & Hotels Federation Kagoshima Branch. We will be dancing to a melody of Kagoshima’s major folk song called “Ohara-bushi,” with the members of Hawaii Kagoshima Kenjin-Kai. We hope to promote exchanges between Hawaii and Kagoshima with “Ohara-bushi.”